Buckingham Palace Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Royal Ascot)

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We look at the Buckingham Palace Stakes ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 7f at Ascot during the Royal Ascot to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends you can use to find the winner of the Buckingham Palace Stakes.

Buckingham Palace Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Royal Ascot)
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Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2025 Buckingham Palace Stakes Preview

The Buckingham Palace Stakes was initially introduced during the 2002 Royal Ascot meeting when it was expanded to five days and remained a fixture until 2014.

In 2015 it was replaced by the Commonwealth Cup, however, the race was reintroduced in 2020 when Royal Ascot was expanded to seven races for each of the five days and has remained since.

The race is contested over seven furlongs for runners who are aged three or older and the race currently holds class two status.

Buckingham Palace Stakes Information:

We also have a dedicated Royal Ascot tips page that will cover this race as well as all of the other races on the day of the race, see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are predicting to win this race and the others on the cards. We cover every race at Royal Ascot and below you can find links to all of the races for each of Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. In addition to those, we also cover numerous races at Ascot during the flat season, you can find links to those here.

How competitive is the Buckingham Palace Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 18 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2020 when the race had an over-round of 129%. The race in 2002 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 151%, whilst on average over the last 18 renewals of the Buckingham Palace Stakes, the over-round has been 140%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £140 which is bet.

Buckingham Palace Stakes Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 18 if you had followed the winner of the Buckingham Palace Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 3 winners. Backing all 17 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -4.87. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page to easily access the OLBG racing picks daily.

The runner that holds the record over the past 18 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2011 renewal when Manassas from Brian Meehan under the guidance of Martin Dwyer, won in a time of 1:29.71, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Jedburgh, trained by John Dunlop and ridden by Mick Kinane set the quickest time of 1:22.53 in the 2005 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Buckingham Palace Stakes over the last 18 renewals:

  1. Jedburgh (1:22.53) in 2005
  2. English Oak (1:25.16) in 2024
  3. Treadwell (1:25.90) in 2010

Buckingham Palace Stakes Past Winners

Here are the Buckingham Palace Stakes past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The horse's trainer at the time of winning the Buckingham Palace Stakes and the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Race Notes: Not held between 2015 & 2019.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2024
1:25.16
English Oak (GB)
4yo 9-8 (26 of 26) 100/30F
James Doyle
Ed Walker (GB)
2023
1:26.82
Witch Hunter (FR)
4yo 9-10 (24 of 29) 50/1
Jamie Spencer
Richard Hannon (GB)
2022
1:26.12
Inver Park (GB)
4yo 9-1 (2 of 29) 12/1
Ben Curtis
George Boughey (GB)
2021
1:25.96
Highfield Princess (FR)
4yo 8-11 (31 of 28) 18/1
Jason Hart
John Quinn (GB)
2020
1:26.19
Motakhayyel (GB)
4yo 9-3 (26 of 23) 14/1
Jim Crowley
Richard Hannon (GB)
2014
1:26.85
Louis The Pious (GB)
6yo 9-4 (29 of 28) 33/1
Silvestre De Sousa
David O'Meara (GB)
2013
1:26.31
Lightning Cloud (IRE)
5yo 8-13 (32 of 27) 25/1
Neil Callan
Kevin Ryan (GB)
2012
1:29.68
Eton Forever (IRE)
5yo 9-8 (11 of 23) 14/1
Neil Callan
Roger Varian (GB)
2011
1:29.71
Manassas (IRE)
6yo 9-0 (29 of 25) 12/1
Martin Dwyer
Brian Meehan (GB)
2010
1:25.90
Treadwell (IRE)
3yo 8-10 (6 of 26) 14/1
Fergus Sweeney
Jamie Osborne (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Buckingham Palace Stakes have been based:

  • GB: 18 winners with an additional 52 placings from 453 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 2 placings from 21 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 3 runners
  • QA: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Buckingham Palace Stakes Trainer Statistics

There are two leading trainers in the Buckingham Palace Stakes over the last 18 renewals with both Kevin Ryan and Richard Hannon who have both won the race two times. Kevin Ryan winners have been with Uhoomagoo (2006) and Lightning Cloud (2013). Richard Hannon winners have been with Motakhayyel (2020) and Witch Hunter (2023). Multiple trainers have not had the best of times over the last 18 renewals in the Buckingham Palace Stakes, Richard Fahey (0-20), Andrew Balding (0-16) and George Margarson (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top Buckingham Palace Stakes trainer statistics over the last 18 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
Kevin Ryan18-2-2+34.00+15.26
Richard Hannon7-2-2+59.00+35.00
David O'Meara16-1-3+18.00+12.51
Jamie Osborne8-1-2+7.00+4.75
John Gosden7-1-1+6.00+1.50
Roger Varian6-1-3+9.00+6.63
George Boughey6-1-2+7.00+6.13
Patrick Chamings5-1-2+29.00+21.26
Brian Meehan4-1-1+9.00+4.50
James Fanshawe4-1-1+5.00+2.00

Buckingham Palace Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Buckingham Palace Stakes over the last 18 renewals is Neil Callan who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Uhoomagoo (2006), Eton Forever (2012) and Lightning Cloud (2013). Multiple jockeys have not had the best of times over the last 18 renewals in the Buckingham Palace Stakes, Ryan Moore (0-14), Frankie Dettori (0-11), William Buick (0-11) and Daniel Tudhope (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple rides to the race.

Here are some of the top Buckingham Palace Stakes jockey statistics over the last 18 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Neil Callan11-3-3+56.00+32.01
Jamie Spencer10-1-6+41.00+32.00
Jim Crowley10-1-2+5.00+2.25
James Doyle9-1-2-4.67-4.54
Silvestre De Sousa7-1-1+27.00+14.63
Franny Norton4-1-2+30.00+20.13
Jason Hart1-1-1+18.00+11.25
Ben Curtis1-1-1+12.00+7.50
Ryan Moore14-0-2-14.00-11.12
William Buick11-0-1-11.00-9.62

Buckingham Palace Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 9+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +83.00 is when runners had 3 starts in the past 90 days. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 2 career wins over the trip, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-96.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2024: Winner in 26 (19,23,21) [26 Runners]
  • 2023: Winner in 24 (23,12,21) [29 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 2 (6,18,25) [29 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 31 (18,24,29) [28 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 26 (22,16,27) [23 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Buckingham Palace Stakes is Newmarket (Rowley), there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Newmarket (Rowley) last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Ascot, there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at Ascot last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 17 winners from a total of 457 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 21 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Buckingham Palace Stakes, that stallion Pivotal has produced 2 winners (2022,2008).

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Buckingham Palace Stakes despite multiple attempts:

  • Dark Angel (0 Wins from 11 runners)
  • Exceed And Excel (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Indian Ridge (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Royal Applause (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Invincible Spirit (0 Wins from 9 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 18 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Witch Hunter in 2023, winning for Richard Hannon at odds of 50/1 under the guidance of Jamie Spencer. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 18 renewals there have been 1 winning favourites in the race. Remember to use the best racing tipsters along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2025 Buckingham Palace Stakes.

Schedule for Tuesday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

The five-day Royal Ascot meeting kicks off on Tuesday with three Group 1 events on the seven-race card with the Queen Anne Stakes, King Charles II Stakes and St James's Palace Stakes all part of the British Champions Series.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Queen Anne Stakes
Charyn (IRE)
4yo - 100/30
Roger Varian
Silvestre De Sousa
15:05 Royal Ascot
Coventry Stakes
Rashabar (IRE)
2yo - 80/1
Brian Meehan
Billy Loughnane
15:45 Royal Ascot
King Charles III Stakes
Asfoora (AUS)
5yo - 5/1
Henry Dwyer
Oisin Murphy
16:25 Royal Ascot
St James's Palace Stakes
Rosallion (IRE)
3yo - 5/2
Richard Hannon
Sean Levey
17:05 Royal Ascot
Ascot Stakes
Pledgeofallegiance (IRE)
4yo - 20/1
Sir Mark Prescott Bt
Luke Morris
17:40 Royal Ascot
Wolferton Stakes
Israr (GB)
5yo - 11/4
John & Thady Gosden
Jim Crowley
18:15 Royal Ascot
Copper Horse Stakes
Belloccio (FR)
6yo - 4/1
W P Mullins
William Buick

Schedule for Wednesday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

The feature race on the second day of Royal Ascot is the Prince of Wales's Stakes, a race which carries a prize fund of £1m and is part of the British Champions Series.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Queen Mary Stakes
Leovanni (IRE)
2yo - 22/1
K R Burke
James Doyle
15:05 Royal Ascot
Queen's Vase
Illinois (IRE)
3yo - 7/4
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
15:45 Royal Ascot
Duke of Cambridge Stakes
Running Lion (GB)
4yo - 6/1
John & Thady Gosden
Oisin Murphy
16:25 Royal Ascot
Prince of Wales's Stakes
Auguste Rodin (IRE)
4yo - 13/8
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
17:05 Royal Ascot
Royal Hunt Cup
Wild Tiger (GB)
5yo - 11/2
Saeed bin Suroor
Oisin Murphy
17:40 Royal Ascot
Kensington Palace Stakes
Doha (GB)
4yo - 10/1
Ralph Beckett
Hector Crouch
18:15 Royal Ascot
Windsor Castle Stakes
Aint Nobody (IRE)
2yo - 5/1
Kevin Ryan
Jamie Spencer

Schedule for Thursday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

There are a couple of decent handicaps on the third day of Royal Ascot, the highlight of the day though is the Ascot Gold Cup, a Group 1 marathon for the flat runners.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Norfolk Stakes
Shareholder (USA)
2yo - 12/1
K R Burke
James Doyle
15:05 Royal Ascot
King George V Stakes
Going The Distance (IRE)
3yo - 9/1
Ralph Beckett
Rossa Ryan
15:45 Royal Ascot
Ribblesdale Stakes
Port Fairy (IRE)
3yo - 12/1
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
16:25 Royal Ascot
Ascot Gold Cup
Kyprios (IRE)
6yo - 11/10
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
17:05 Royal Ascot
Britannia Stakes
Mickley (IRE)
3yo - 15/2
Edward Bethell
Callum Rodriguez
17:40 Royal Ascot
Hampton Court Stakes
Jayarebe (FR)
3yo - 7/1
Brian Meehan
Sean Levey
18:15 Royal Ascot
Buckingham Palace Stakes
English Oak (GB)
4yo - 100/30
Ed Walker
James Doyle

Schedule for Friday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

A couple of British Champions Series races on the Friday at Royal Ascot, the Commonwealth Cup over six furlongs and then the Coronation Stakes over just shy of a mile.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Albany Stakes
Fairy Godmother (IRE)
2yo - 15/8
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
15:05 Royal Ascot
Commonwealth Cup
Inisherin (GB)
3yo - 9/4
Kevin Ryan
Tom Eaves
15:45 Royal Ascot
Coronation Stakes
Porta Fortuna (IRE)
3yo - 7/2
Donnacha Aidan O'Brien
Tom Marquand
16:25 Royal Ascot
Duke of Edinburgh Stakes
Crystal Black (IRE)
6yo - 11/1
Gerard Keane
Colin Keane
17:05 Royal Ascot
Sandringham Stakes
Soprano (IRE)
3yo - 14/1
George Boughey
Billy Loughnane
17:40 Royal Ascot
King Edward VII Stakes
Calandagan (IRE)
3yo - 11/2
F-H Graffard
Stephane Pasquier
18:15 Royal Ascot
Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes
Pilgrim (GB)
3yo - 18/1
David & Nicola Barron
Joe Fanning

Schedule for Saturday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

The final day of Royal Ascot is all about the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes, a Group 1 race run over six furlongs which is part of the British Champions Series and carries a prize fund of £1m.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Chesham Stakes
Bedtime Story (IRE)
2yo - 11/8
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
15:05 Royal Ascot
Hardwicke Stakes
Isle Of Jura (GB)
4yo - 16/1
George Scott
Callum Shepherd
15:45 Royal Ascot
Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes
Khaadem (IRE)
8yo - 14/1
Charles Hills
Oisin Murphy
16:25 Royal Ascot
Jersey Stakes
Haatem (IRE)
3yo - 7/2
Richard Hannon
James Doyle
17:05 Royal Ascot
Wokingham Stakes
Unequal Love (GB)
4yo - 12/1
William Haggas
Tom Marquand
17:40 Royal Ascot
Golden Gates Stakes
Hand Of God (GB)
3yo - 9/4
Harry Charlton
William Buick
18:15 Royal Ascot
Queen Alexandra Stakes
Uxmal (IRE)
5yo - 2/1
Joseph Patrick O'Brien
Dylan Browne McMonagle

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Buckingham Palace Stakes Preview are at hand, Andy and Darren. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for Flat Racing.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing expert with over 15 years of experience, possesses a comprehensive understanding of the sport, from delving into complex statistical data for flat racing in the UK and Ireland to crafting insightful flat racing blogs for OLBG.

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